Kozhikode: With more people moving into relief camps in Kozhikode and Wayanad, more essential items are needed by the relief workers to be distributed among the people. District Collectors of Kozhikode and Wayanad requested for more essential items through facebook posts.
The situation in both the districts is very grim with thousands of people evacuated to relief camps. Around 54,000 people are currently camped at the several camps set up throughout Kozhikode.
The devastating floods and landslides in Kerala took the lives of 80 people in the state. 2.5 lakh people are living in relief camps across the state with Wayanad having the most number of people shifted to temporary shelters.
Northern Kerala suffered the worst devastation because of the heavy downpour and landslides. Wayanad, Malappuram, and Kozhikode districts faced huge tragedy with continuous landslides taking the lives of many.
With Kerala facing another deluge the people who suffered the wrath of nature are facing an uncertain future. During the 2018 floods widespread contributions both financially and materially flowed into the state.
However, contributions have dwindled this year mainly because of media reports of poor utilization of relief funds that was contributed to the Kerala government by people from across the world.
The situation is serious and thousands are languishing in relief camps especially in Kozhikode and Wayanad where the nature’s fury was at its worst.